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"Mistero", "Mistero!" and "Mistero Comics" were series of "Mandrake" published by the Italian editor Mario Nerbini from 1947 to 1950.
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{{Series
Several classical comics - such as [[The Phantom]], Tim Tyler's Luck, The Lone Ranger, Brick Bradford, Secret Agent X9, Steve Canyon and of course "Mandrake" - were published in these series, each issue being consacred to only one of them.
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|Title= L'Italo Americano Illustrato<br>Mistero<br>Nuovo serie - Mistero!
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|image= [[Image:Mistero-01.jpg|200 px]]<br>[[Image:Mistero-17.jpg|200 px]]
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|Sample= First issues
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|Country= [[Image:mini_italy.gif]] Italy / Italian  
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|Publisher= [[Casa Editrice Nerbini]]
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|Date= 1946-1950
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|Issues= 101 <small>(?)</small>
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|Format= vari, b/w (color)
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|}}
  
== Mistero ==
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==Issue overview==
The first series was weekly released in 1947, in a 20, 5 x 29 cms format, each issue having only 12 pages including the cover. The covers had an attractive color presentation when the inside contents was printed in black and white.
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The "Mistero" series came out in total 101 issues devided into three series:
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===L'Italo Americano Illustrato / Mistero===
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*Issues 1 ''(December 8, 1946)'' to 28 ''(June 15, 1947).<br>
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The "Mistero" series started with the newspaper sized "L'Italo Americano Illustrato" December 8, 1946. In the beginning the weekly magazine was bilingual, with Italian and English language. From #17 ''(March 30, 1947)'' the magazine changed name to "Mistero" - ''settimanale italiano-americano di racconti illustrati''. It printed various US and Italian series as: "And so They Were... Never Married)" by Cliff Sterrett ''(14-16)'', "Belles and Wedding Bells and then Were Maried" by Cliff Sterrett ''(13-16)'', "Captain Easy" by Walter Scott ''(22-24)'', "Difendi l'amor mio" by Maria Laura Segrè & Nicolò ''(1-19)'', "Dr Wobes" by Elliot Caplin & J N McArdie ''(7-20, 24-28)'', "Il distintissmo signore di Lino" by ? ''(17)'', "It Always Happens So" by Jimmy Hatlo ''(1-16, 20-22)'', "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins ''(1-27)'', "La voce del mare" by Felisari and [[Aurelio Galleppini|Galle|pini]] ''(17-22)'', "Lone Ranger" by Fran Striker & Charles Flanders ''(1-6)'', "Polly and her Pals" by Cliff Sterrett ''(1-8)'', "The Glamour Girls" by Don Flowers ''(1-4)'' and "Tillie the Toiler" by Russ Westover ''(1-13, 17-19, 21-22)''. Issues 1-16 was re-printed in a hard-cover book by Nerbini in 1978.
  
At the back cover of issue 47 one find a small mystery. There are an advertice for '''Nouva Collezione Nerbini - "Albi Mistero"'''; Uomo Mascherato (issues 1-12), Mandrake (issues 7-9) and Cino e Franco (issues 13-15). And in issue 3 from 1948 there are the same advertice, but now with the Mandrake titles in issues 7-13. Looking at titles they are identical with the Mistero titles below.
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===Mistero===
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*Issues 29 ''(August 24, 1947)'' to 47 ''(December 28, 1947)''.<br>
=== Regular series ===
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Issues 29 to 47 printed various US and Italian series as: "[[The Phantom]]" by [[Guido Fantoni]] ''(29-34, 38-40, 44-46)'', "Mandrake" by [[Phil Davis]] ''(35-37, 47)'', "Tim Tyler's Luck" by Lyman Young ''(41-43)'', "Inspector Wade" by Lyman Anderson ''(29-36)'', "I banditi di Green-Rock" by F Vichi ''(37-41)'' and "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins ''(42-47).
{| {{table}}
 
!Issue!! Italian title !! Original story title
 
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||'''#35''' || Il vortice del diavolo ||  "[[Mandrake in Love]]" part 1
 
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||'''#36''' || La dama di ferro ||  "[[Mandrake in Love]]" part 2
 
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||'''#37''' || La collane della principessa ||  "[[Mandrake in Love]]" part 3
 
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||'''#47''' || Il lupo umano || "[[The Werewolf]]" part 1
 
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|}
 
  
== "Mistero" (second series) ==
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*Issues 1 ''(January 4, 1948)'' to 6 ''(February 8, 1948)''.<br>
For the third year of the magazine they restart the numbering for the series.
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In 1948 the magazine restart the numbering for the series. Issues 1 to 6 printed various US and Italian series as: "[[The Phantom]]" by G Fantoni ''(4-6)'', "Mandrake" by Phil Davis ''(1-3)'', "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins ''(1-2)'' and "Petrosino" by F Vichi ''(3-6)''. The Mandrake stories were re-released in the [[Albi Economici Nerbini]] series.
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====Issues with Mandrake ====
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<gallery>
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Image:Mistero-35.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 35|''Mistero'' #35]]
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Image:Mistero-36.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 36|''Mistero'' #36]]
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Image:Mistero-37.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 37|''Mistero'' #37]]
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Image:Mistero-47.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 47|''Mistero'' #47]]
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</gallery>
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<gallery>
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Image:Mistero-02-01.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 1 (second series)|''Mistero'' #1]]
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Image:Mistero-02-02.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 2 (second series)|''Mistero'' #2]]
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Image:Mistero-02-03.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 3 (second series)|''Mistero'' #3]]
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</gallery>
  
=== Regular series ===
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===Nuovo serie - Mistero!===
{| {{table}}
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*Issues 1 ''(February 15, 1948)'' to 44 ''(December 12, 1948)''.<br>
!Issue!! Italian title  Original story title
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The ''New'' series printed stories with: "The Phantom" by G Fantoni ''(1-3, 7-9, 13-15, 19-21, 25-27, 31-39, 43-44)'', "Mandrake" by Phil Davis ''(4-6, edited)'', [[Roberto Lemmi]] ''(10-12)'', A Galleppini ''(16-18, 22-24, 28-30)'' and [[Franco Donatelli]] ''(40-42)'',  "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins ''(1-2)'', "Petrosino" by F Vichi ''(1, 3-6, 7-9)'', "La slida di Carlos" by [[Giove Toppi|G Toppi]] ''(10-17)'', "Gli evasi delle Guyana" by G Scudellari ''(18-28)'', "Toni il saltimanco" by G Vitelli ''(29-33)'', and "Una tragedia sui ghiacci" by G Vitelli ''(33)''. The "Nuovo serie - Mistero" was re-printed by Nerbini in about 1978.
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====Issues with Mandrake ====
||'''#1''' || La casa dei rumori || "[[The Werewolf]]" part 2
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<gallery>
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 4.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 4 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #4]]
||'''#2''' || La barracca misteriosa ||"[[The Werewolf]]" part 3
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 5.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 5 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #5]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 6.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 6 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #6]]
||'''#3''' || Il fenomeno da circo || "[[The Werewolf]]" part 4
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 10.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 10 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #10]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 11.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 11 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #11]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 12.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 12 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #12]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 16.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 16 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #16]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 17.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 17 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #17]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 18.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 18 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #18]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 22.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 22 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #22]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 23.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 23 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #23]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 24.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 24 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #24]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 28.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 28 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #28]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 29.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 29 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #29]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 30.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 30 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #30]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 40.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 40 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #40]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 41.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 41 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #41]]
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Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 42.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero! 42 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #42]]
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</gallery>
  
These stories were re-released in 1949 by Nerbini in his [[Albi Economici Nerbini]] series.
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===Albums===
 
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The issues from the "Mistero" #29 to "Nuovo serie - Mistero!" #44 were reprinted into 23 albums by dr Giuseppe Cartoni (?): "Mandrake" ''(8 issues)'' , "The Phantom" ''(14 issues)'' and "Tim Tyler's Luck" ''(1 issue)''.
Two albums retaking stories already published in the first and second series were also published but in bigger format (21.5 x 31.5 cm) and without mention of the series Mistero, and they have different covers:
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====Issues with Mandrake ====
 
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<gallery>
=== Album ===
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-03.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 3|''Nel vortice del diavolo'']]
{| {{table}}
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-07.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 7|''Il lupo umano'']]
!Issue!! Italian title !! Reprint info
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-10.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 10|''Mandrake contro il Cobra'']]
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-12.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 12|''Fra uomino monstri di un monde scomparso'']]
||'''#1''' || Nel vortice del diavolo || #35, 36, 37
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-14.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 14|''Il mistero della caverna rossa'']]
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-16.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 16|''L'occhio magico'']]
||'''#2''' || Il lupo umano || # 47 and  #1, 2, 3 from the second series
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-18.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 18|''Fra i cercatori d'oro in Alaska'']]
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Image:Mistero-Raccolta-22.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero Raccolta 22|''Bikini l'atollo delle mereviglia'']]
|}
 
 
 
== "Mistero!" nuova series ==
 
Material was Italian.
 
 
== Issue overview ==
 
<gallery perrow="6">
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 4.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 4 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #4]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 5.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 5 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #5]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 6.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 6 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #6]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 10.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 10 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #10]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 11.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 11 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #11]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 12.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 12 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #12]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 16.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 16 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #16]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 17.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 17 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #17]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 18.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 18 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #18]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 22.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 22 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #22]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 23.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 23 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #23]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 24.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 24 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #24]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 28.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 28 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #28]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 29.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 29 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #29]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 30.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 30 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #30]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 40.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 40 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #40]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 41.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 41 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #41]]
 
Image:Mistero (nuova serie) 42.jpg|<div align=center>[[Mistero 42 (nuova serie)|''Mistero!'' #42]]
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
These stories were in 1948 reprinted into 6 albums:
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===Mistero===
*"Mandrake contro il Cobra"
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*Issues 48 ''(March 26, 1950)'' to 51 ''(April 16, 1950)''. The issues 45 to 47 were probably a 3-part "Mandrake" story but it was never printed.<br>
*"Fra uomino monstri di un monde scomparso"
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The series re-started in 1950 and printed, in landscape format, "The Phantom" story "Il piano 47" by G Fantoni ''(48-51, reprint from "Il giornale dell'Uomo Mascherato")''. Issues 48 to 51 was sold between the first and second "Mistero Comics" series and continued the numbering from the "Nuovo serie - Mistero!". Strangly it is printed ''Anno III'' on the covers, same as issues from 1948 !
*"Il mistero della caverna rossa"
 
*"L'occhio magico"
 
*"Fra i cercatori d'oro in Alaska"
 
*"Bikini l'atollo delle mereviglia"
 
 
 
===Note===
 
All issues was reprinted in the '70s.
 
  
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{{Italy}}
 
[[Category: Publications|Mistero]]
 
[[Category: Publications|Mistero]]
 
[[Category: Mistero issues| ]]
 
[[Category: Mistero issues| ]]

Latest revision as of 21:23, 14 January 2019

L'Italo Americano Illustrato
Mistero
Nuovo serie - Mistero!
Mistero-01.jpg
Mistero-17.jpg
First issues
Country/language: Mini italy.gif Italy / Italian
Publishing company: Casa Editrice Nerbini
Publishing years: 1946-1950
Issues: 101 (?)
Format: vari, b/w (color)


Issue overview

The "Mistero" series came out in total 101 issues devided into three series:

L'Italo Americano Illustrato / Mistero

  • Issues 1 (December 8, 1946) to 28 (June 15, 1947).

The "Mistero" series started with the newspaper sized "L'Italo Americano Illustrato" December 8, 1946. In the beginning the weekly magazine was bilingual, with Italian and English language. From #17 (March 30, 1947) the magazine changed name to "Mistero" - settimanale italiano-americano di racconti illustrati. It printed various US and Italian series as: "And so They Were... Never Married)" by Cliff Sterrett (14-16), "Belles and Wedding Bells and then Were Maried" by Cliff Sterrett (13-16), "Captain Easy" by Walter Scott (22-24), "Difendi l'amor mio" by Maria Laura Segrè & Nicolò (1-19), "Dr Wobes" by Elliot Caplin & J N McArdie (7-20, 24-28), "Il distintissmo signore di Lino" by ? (17), "It Always Happens So" by Jimmy Hatlo (1-16, 20-22), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-27), "La voce del mare" by Felisari and Galle|pini (17-22), "Lone Ranger" by Fran Striker & Charles Flanders (1-6), "Polly and her Pals" by Cliff Sterrett (1-8), "The Glamour Girls" by Don Flowers (1-4) and "Tillie the Toiler" by Russ Westover (1-13, 17-19, 21-22). Issues 1-16 was re-printed in a hard-cover book by Nerbini in 1978.

Mistero

  • Issues 29 (August 24, 1947) to 47 (December 28, 1947).

Issues 29 to 47 printed various US and Italian series as: "The Phantom" by Guido Fantoni (29-34, 38-40, 44-46), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (35-37, 47), "Tim Tyler's Luck" by Lyman Young (41-43), "Inspector Wade" by Lyman Anderson (29-36), "I banditi di Green-Rock" by F Vichi (37-41) and "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (42-47).

  • Issues 1 (January 4, 1948) to 6 (February 8, 1948).

In 1948 the magazine restart the numbering for the series. Issues 1 to 6 printed various US and Italian series as: "The Phantom" by G Fantoni (4-6), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (1-3), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-2) and "Petrosino" by F Vichi (3-6). The Mandrake stories were re-released in the Albi Economici Nerbini series.

Issues with Mandrake

Nuovo serie - Mistero!

  • Issues 1 (February 15, 1948) to 44 (December 12, 1948).

The New series printed stories with: "The Phantom" by G Fantoni (1-3, 7-9, 13-15, 19-21, 25-27, 31-39, 43-44), "Mandrake" by Phil Davis (4-6, edited), Roberto Lemmi (10-12), A Galleppini (16-18, 22-24, 28-30) and Franco Donatelli (40-42), "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (1-2), "Petrosino" by F Vichi (1, 3-6, 7-9), "La slida di Carlos" by G Toppi (10-17), "Gli evasi delle Guyana" by G Scudellari (18-28), "Toni il saltimanco" by G Vitelli (29-33), and "Una tragedia sui ghiacci" by G Vitelli (33). The "Nuovo serie - Mistero" was re-printed by Nerbini in about 1978.

Issues with Mandrake

Albums

The issues from the "Mistero" #29 to "Nuovo serie - Mistero!" #44 were reprinted into 23 albums by dr Giuseppe Cartoni (?): "Mandrake" (8 issues) , "The Phantom" (14 issues) and "Tim Tyler's Luck" (1 issue).

Issues with Mandrake

Mistero

  • Issues 48 (March 26, 1950) to 51 (April 16, 1950). The issues 45 to 47 were probably a 3-part "Mandrake" story but it was never printed.

The series re-started in 1950 and printed, in landscape format, "The Phantom" story "Il piano 47" by G Fantoni (48-51, reprint from "Il giornale dell'Uomo Mascherato"). Issues 48 to 51 was sold between the first and second "Mistero Comics" series and continued the numbering from the "Nuovo serie - Mistero!". Strangly it is printed Anno III on the covers, same as issues from 1948 !